For CPD events for property professionals across the Chilterns and Thames Valley


Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2017

Culham Science Centre, nr Abingdon OX14 3DB

The Building Surveyors' Oxford Briefing 2017 conference took place on Friday, 13 October 2017 at Culham Science Centre, nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire, attended by over 120 delegates.  Thank you to everyone:  delegates, speakers and exhibitors for making this a successful event.

For those who attended, we would be very pleased if you would complete the feedback form if you haven't already done so.  This provides us with valuable information that we will use in planning next year's conference.

Autumn Lunch with the Lunchtime Comment Club (a PPN event)

The RAF Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1

Through PPN, the Propety People's Network, 3CPD subscribers are invited to attend this year's Autumn Lunch of the Lunchtime Comment Club where the guest speaker will be Jeremy Randall, President of the Leander Rowing Club.  The cost of this three course lunch with wine and coffee is £60.00 per person.

If you wish to attend, please complete the booking form and send directly to Norman Evans, LCC Secretary, by no later than 4 October 2017.

Bristol City Hall tour (a PPN event)

Bristol City Hall, Bristol BS1 5TR

PPN (the Property People's Network), together with UCEM, have arranged a visit to the recently remodelled Grade II* City Hall in Bristol on Thursday 5 October 2017 for a presentation about this extensive £14m project by the architect, Nigel Dyke of Alec French Architects, starting at 2.00pm, followed by a tour of the building.  The whole visit is expected to last approximately one and a half hours.

Developing student accommodation

Kings Hotel, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch HP14 3TA

Andy Jansons has a formidable reputation, years of experience, and tenacity, initiative and drive that make him a speaker worth listening to.  In this evening seminar, he talks about investment in and development of student accommodation, the UK's fastest-growing property sector.

The talk will cover:

ECA Client Business Morning (an ECA event)

Newbury Rugby Club, Newbury RG14 7RW

The Electrical Constractors' Association (ECA) is running a free Client Business Morning at Newbury Rugby Club on Wednesday, 4 October 2017.

The morning will consist of talks on:

Fire safety - BS5839 Part 1 update

18th Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 - an insight into the draft changes

Lightning and surge protection

Energy storage - the UK market and solutions for residential, commercial and industrial systems.

The morning finishes with a buffet lunch.

Facade restoration

Shaw House, Newbury RG14 2DR

See Brilliance are market leaders in the specialist restorative cleaning of metal, glass and stone.  With over 30 years’ experience, their objective is to protect facades, returning the surfaces to an ‘as new’ condition.  Their cleaning systems are sacrificial-based, non-abrasive and neutral PH.  They offer a cost-effective alternative to re-spraying or replacement.

Our speaker for the evening is Nigel Bennett, managing director of See Brilliance.  The seminar will cover:

Avoiding the pitfalls with break notices

Maidenhead Golf Club, Maidenhead SL6 2PZ

Break options in commercial leases are now common place, providing greater flexibility for both landlords and tenants. However this, together with the recent economic climate, has led to numerous recent disputes between landlords and tenants as to whether or not break options have been correcting exercised. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the law and practical guidance in relation to the exercise of break options, identify tactical considerations and highlight the common mistakes made by landlords and tenants which can result in significant losses and/or liabilities. 

RIBAJ and AluK City Series - Housing (a RIBAJ event)

AluK Design Studio, 5-11 Worship St, London EC2A 2BH

With the world’s urban population forecast to increase by 2.5 billion by 2050, cities are the new frontier for urban designers, developers, contractors, and manufacturers.  This series of panel sessions, brought to you by the RIBAJ and AluK, aims to both discuss and find solutions for the challenges that all cities face and have to overcome.

RICS Professional Ethics

KIngs Hotel, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch HP14 3TA

RICS Professional EthicsIt's a requirement of all practising RICS members to complete a course in RICS professional ethics every three years.  On Wednesday, 7 June 2017, Jon Lever FRICS of Delever Ltd delivered an entertaining and informative presentation to an audience of over 40 chartered surveyors and APC candidates.